The MA in Gender and Women’s Studies is a taught postgraduate degree which will deepen your perspectives on gender studies and feminism.
As a student on this programme you will gain a thorough knowledge of the key debates and authors within Gender and Women's Studies as well as the opportunity to develop specialist interests and key research skills. Core modules will take you through the intellectual traditions, concepts and politics which have shaped the evolution of Women's Studies inside and outside the academy, and will give you the methodological confidence to do your own research.
As a postgraduate student you will be with a member of the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. This is one of the largest centres in the UK for feminist scholarship. You will join students and researchers from across the world who come to Lancaster not only to learn and carry out research but to meet other scholars and activists, to take part in seminars and workshops, and to absorb the ideas, insights and questions of world-leading feminist thinkers, creators and activists.
The following combined degrees are also available:
MA in Gender and Women's Studies and English
MA in Gender and Women's Studies and Sociology
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Debates in Gender Research
Gender, Sex and Bodies
Contemporary British Fiction
Postcolonial Women's Writing
Contemporary Gothic: Text and Screen
Victorian Literature and Other Media
Romance and Realism
Writing the Nineteenth Century City
Women's Studies Research Project
Feminist Technoscience Studies
Beyond the Text: Literature, Image and Voice as Historical Evidence
Environment and Culture
The Social Life of Science and Technology: Theories and Debates
Social and Cultural Theory
Anthropology of Cybercultures
Research Projects in Practice: From Design to Dissemination
Contemporary Debates in Sociology
Methods in Science and Technology Studies
Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies
Gender and Violence
Capitalism and Crisis
Information contained on the website with respect of modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
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Part Time (per year):UK/EU: £3,250
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